Thanks for the info Jim, will have to wait and see. The oncologist has put hubby back onto full dose of 4 Xtandi daily rather than the 3 that he cut him back to due to side affects. Will see if that does the job of holding or reducing PSA over the next couple of months, Take care, Di
The patients on the study that led to this American approval had a lot of men who were heavily treated before they came into the study.
So, if the damaged DNA repair genes are found, it might be a technical possibility.
Australian approval nowdays follows fairly soon after the USA approval.
Putting the drug on the PBS can take a few months longer if the price is right, even longer if the government has to negotiate.
The drug is approved in Australia for other purposes, so you will have to ask your doctor whether he is able to get hold of it, given the current circumstances (not yet approved for prostate cancer).
Good luck with that.
Hi - is this something that might be prescribed to someone who has been on Xtandi after it begins to fail (ie PSA is rising?) My husband has been on Xtandi for well over a year but his PSA has doubled (is 3 now) over the last 2.5 months. He has had chemo previously so i'm wondering if would he possibly qualify for this if he had the required gene testing?
Hubby is down to 11 treatments left and next week going to have his 2nd hormone shot, he seems to be handling the treatment well and they say when he is done we have to wait 2 months before we know any results...that seems to long for me but I guess they know what they are doing..they say the body needs time to settle down but my thought is if he isn't clean then how far can it spread in 2 months...so fingers crossed for the best news...and hoping those 2 months go quickly
Two of AnCan's Board Members are on darolutamide (Nubeqa) ... they love it and find it to be a huge improvement over abiraterone, enzalutamide and apalutamide. They have experience of all three between them.
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Onward & upwards .... rd